The Importance of Being Earnest


What is an example of inventiveness and an example of hypocrisy in Act Two? (quote or paraphrase)

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Inventiveness can be found in the fact that Algernon takes on the role of Earnest in order to meet Cecily.

Jack is upset over Algernon's deceit, particularly because he is pretending to be the ficticious Earnest. This would be seen as hypocritical because he is doing the same thing.